Meet the earliest human communities known to have lived in the region; journey across deserts and along coastal routes to discover the earliest trade and cultural exchanges created by the ancient maritime and caravan trades; travel the ancient pilgrim routes that brought fresh life to the peninsula from the seventh century and, finally, discover the developments of the twentieth century and the relationship between tradition and modernity.
This publication was co-edited by Kaph Books, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Musée du Louvre.
About the Authors
Dr Souraya Noujaim began her career at Musée du Louvre and has since worked for major cultural institutions, organising numerous educational and cultural outreach programmes at Musée du Louvre and Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA).
Laureate of the competitive entrance exam to become Museum Curator, Noëmi Daucé entered the National Heritage Institute (INP) in 2009 and joined the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon in 2010, participating in its renovation, the management of its reserves and the coordination of related collections.
Marianne Cotty is Head of the Resource and Documentation Centre of the department of near eastern antiquities of the Louvre. As an archaeologist specialised in the Arabian Peninsula and Indo-Iranian sphere, she had been involved in several international archaeological expeditions in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Iran and Bahrain.
About the Publisher
Founded in 2015 with the mission of promoting the talent of artists from the region, Kaph Books is a publishing house based in Beirut, Lebanon, and specialising in quality art books on Middle-Eastern artists or art practices. Each book is unique, created in collaboration with the artists and contributors with high technical and design quality.